My teaching method is to allow the student to become comfortable with the materials, to not allow the subject to frighten you and build up confidence in art and design skill and knowledge.
I am a portrait painter from Ireland who has recently moved to Glasgow to pursue a masters in painting at the Glasgow School of Art. I have been trained in drawing at the Royal Drawing School and specialise in life drawing, portrait painting with oil paint, using oil pastels, charcoal and have observational drawing.
I also hold a BA in art history and Visual culture and worked for two years in picture framing and art conservation. I can offer one to one art lessons to you or your child at beginner or second level going into third level.
(2019-2020) Glasgow School of Art - Masters of Letter in Fine Art Practice (currently undertaking)
(2012-2016) National College of Art and Design, Dublin - Awarded first class honors BA in Visual Culture & Fine Art Painting
(Jan - Mar 2018) completed an intensive term at the Royal Drawing School, London.
Riot!- (artist, group exhibition) Socially Engaged Art Salon, BMECP centre, Brighton, BN1 4GQ. (02/08/19-31/08/19)- part of brighton pride festival 2019; Also curated a small exhibition of work by artists from Allsorts youth group within this exhibition.
11 positions in the woods - (artist, group exhibition) 9/10 Gallery, Piekary 9/10, Poznan, Poland. (13/08/18)
Saturday - (artist and curator, group exhibition) IMOCA, School street, Dublin 8. (08/12/17)
Nasty Women - (group exhibition) Pallas Gallery and Studios, The Coombe, Dublin 7. (03/08/17-09/08/17)
Nod to shake - (artist and curator, three person exhibition) The Darkroom, 32 Brunswick street North, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.(26/05/17 - 29/05/17)
Testing- (artist, group exhibition) Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belast. 27/05/17
NCAD Graduate Showcase- (My work exhibited as part of a curated show in the NCAD Gallery) 17/06/2016 - 26/06/2016
Permanent Lake (artist and curator, two person exhibition)- Painting Project Space, NCAD. 05/05/2016
Expansion Pack (Pocket Plane/ Intentional Novella) (group exhibition)- Clock Room, NCAD. 20/04/2016
Erasmus Ausstellung (group exhibition)- Hochschule Fur Buchkunst und Grafik, Leipzig, Germany. 30/06/2015
No Future/ No Past (group exhibition)- Institut für Zukunft, Leipzig, Germany. 26/06/2015-3/07/201
Tuesday (artist and curator, group exhibition)- Painting Project Space, NCAD. 04/02/2015
Ce leis é? (group exhibition)- NCAD gallery, NCAD, Thomas st., Dublin 8. 18/12/2014-9/1/2015
New Perspectives on Painting (artist and curator, group exhibition)- Jaja Studios, Stoneybatter, Dublin. 01/05/2014 - 04/05/2014
(21/10/19 - 01/11/19) Dumfries house Artist residency, Cumnock, Scotland.
(05/08/18 - 12/08/18) “Kaliska Art Residency” Kaliska, Poznan, Poland.
(29/11/17 - 28/12/17) “Epinard live art studio” Oiso, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan.
(31/07/2013- 13/08/2013) “Toumeyrolles” - Artist-led residency in an 18th century villa in the south of France.
Received funding from Pride Cultural Development fund to execute project with Allsorts youth group in August 2019
Received Travel and Training award from the Irish Arts council to complete a short term drawing course at the Royal Drawing School London (Jan-Mar 2018)
Longlisted for the RDS recent graduate award 2016
(09/04/18)-(12/02/19) John Jones London (The Arts Building, Morris place, Finsbury park, London N43JG) as a production technician.
(25/08/2016)-(21/07/17) Frame Foundry, unit 4, the yard, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 - Assistant Framer.
(05/08/2016-01/09/2016) NCAD Gallery, 100 Thomas street, Dublin 8 - Gallery Assistant
(01/08/2015- 03/09/2015) Artist Assistant to Irish painter Fergus Feehily in Berlin, Germany ((concealed information)
(03/05/2015- 07/07/2015) Intern at Halle 14, Centre for Contemporary Art, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany.((concealed information)
From December 2018 - March 2019 I devised and delivered a series of workshops to Allsorts LGBT+ youth project in Brighton on the topic of queer portraiture. This culminated in me facilitating an opportunity for the young people to exhibit in SEAS gallery in Brighton Pride 2019 alongside my group portrait of them.
Since April 2018 I have been volunteering weekly at Art Box London a charity that facilitates workshops and provides exhibition opportunities for adults with learning difficulties and autism.
I completed an Erasmus semester at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany from April - July 2015.
I've known Alanna for over 20 years and drawing and painting has always been a part of her life. She's a practising artist, so understands how to bring a project to fruition and ready it for the public to see. She's also a very patient and relaxed teacher, so if you're a beginner you'll find her presence reassuring. She's an expert at what she does so she'll have a lot to teach you!
Alanna showed great patience and open-mindedness in teaching Charlotte techniques and encouraging her confidence. Her relaxed attitude and technical expertise was exactly what we were looking for in a tutor and Charlotte really enjoys her classes.
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